a dreaded phobia that festers in the hearts of most
Online Blackjack Games players; the fear that the
stranger at third base will misplay his hand, causing
you to lose in the process. This belief that bad players
hurt a good player's chances is so widespread that
many die-hard "21 " buffs refuse to play
in the company of novices! What does it all amount
to in the big picture? Jack Squat -- that's what!
Furthermore, We believe We can prove it to you if
you'll just follow along with me.
Suppose you were playing Online Blackjack Games with
only one other person at the table. You're at first
base and he's at third. The dealer has a deuce up.
You're both dealt a 15. Acting first, you make the
correct play and stand. Now it's the third baseman's
turn. You realize the dealer has to bust -- or you
lose. So how do you want third base to play his hand?
If you said, "Stand", can you in logical
terms explain why? Are you afraid that if he makes
a mistake and hits it'll be bad luck for you? This
is a common paranoia with no logical basis. But where
does this paranoia come from? It stems from the fear
of what can happen amidst threatening uncertainty.
First, there's the threatening uncertainty of what
the dealer has in the hole. Then there's the threatening
uncertainty of what the next card out of the shoe
will be or the one after it. Put that all together
and most people wish the third baseman would just
"play it by the website", and stand. Does
that sound like you?
those abstract ideas covered, I can provide a quick
list of the actual tells that I pick up most often
in home games. This is in own list, but Caro identifies
many of the same phenomena, and I must again cite
Book of Tells for focusing my perception against some
of these behaviors:
A Hold'em player who quickly looks away from a flop
wants you to think he's not interested in it when
it really gave him a strong hand.